One of the most exciting ways to experience diving in the Philippines is to contact a good diving center and ask about dive safari they offer.
How to find good diving center? It shouldn’t be difficult – those, which are the best, are fairly ranked by both diving professionals and amateurs.
Usually they own good quality boat and provide scuba dive equipment depending on the needs. Whenever necessary also professional instructor is available, not only to show best diving sites in the area, but also help with scuba dive upskilling.
More and more divers value diving on Bohol, Panglao, Cebu, Nagros and Siquijor islands, which are located in Central Philippines, called Visayas. There are lots of diving centers located on these islands, with very experienced staff ready to assist during dive safari and also teach scuba dive anyone, who wants to start discovering the hidden treasures of underwater world.
Almost each scuba dive school with professional instructors and divemasters can be found in Visayas. From common PADI, which is currently issuing 70% of all dive certificates in the world, through NAUI, CMAS or SDI/TDI. The choice is yours!
Those, who do not look for the courses and want to explore the sea, can choose from variety of offers provided by diving centers.
Few days diving cruises in Visayas became quite popular recently. For good reason – Visayan Archipelago is “epicenter” of marine biodiversity on earth. Negros, Bohol and Cebu belong to the coral triangle which is home for over twelve thousands fish species and whatever you choose – diving around Bohol, diving around Panglao, diving around Siquijor, Negros, Apo, Sumilon – everywhere you can see stunning corals, amazing walls with caves and underwater corridors, schools of fish, sea turtles and many, many other colorful creatures you will never forget.
It is worth mentioning that scuba diving in Panglao alone ensures enough experience, as the island has more marine bioderversity than Mediteranian Sea and Japan.
Want more than diving? No problem. The safaris offer optional sight seeing tours between dives. It might be good combination to dive on Bohol for example and visit its most popular sights like Chocolate Hills, or scuba dive on Siquijor and swim in Cambugahay Falls.